Goodbye, Stan Goldberg. Thanks for everything you gave to comics these past 60+ years. Thanks too for being such a sweet, positive force no matter what you hardships publishers or circumstances put you through.
Stan passed away early Sunday evening. And better biographers than me can run through all of Stan’s accomplishments and contributions, but that other Stan, Lee, had help launching the Marvel Universe in the early ’60s, and Stan G. was an important part of that. And so much more.
Despite the serious accident Stan and his wife Pauline experienced a year ago, they made it out to San Diego this past May for the Cartoonist’s Society gathering, and their party on the deck of a battleship here. It was great to see him there and, as always, he was full of great stories and his childlike enthusiasm to just keep drawing. He’ll be very missed.